Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD, Director of Mindful Cannabis Consulting, stated the following in her Nov. 28, 2017 article titled "Here's the Science behind Cannabis Therapies for Pain, Inflammation," available at

“The most common use of cannabis is as a pain reliever… Cell, animal and human trials, as well as patient reports, all confirm cannabis’ efficacy for chronic pain relief…

When patients use cannabis medicinally, their natural endocannabinoid system is stimulated by cannabinoids, resulting in reduced pain and inflammation. These anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties make cannabis an option for ameliorating the daily suffering from common chronic pain conditions like arthritis and neuropathy, which decrease mobility and reduce quality of life.

Access to cannabis for pain management is especially important for seniors because the pharmaceutical alternatives can be deadly.”

Nov. 28, 2017